July ‘13
Insight Interview

July ‘13
Ray Al Ramahi: Professional Free Style Bartender
Ray Al Ramahi: Professional Free Style Bartender


    


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A misconception: This Silly Question (are coming from the circus!!!)

No there is a big difference between Flair bartending jugglers & circus jugglers.


Tell us more about what you do.

I do professional cocktail mixology & flair bartending.


Where you are right now, has it been your dream since you were young or this is something you did not expect?

Now I'm one of the most famous Flair bartenders in the Middle East or ARABS & the Best free style bartender in Egypt. This is something I did not expect before.


What can you do in your career that no one else can do?

I collect all important elements in the career of bartending in one person with a Smile & open heart.


Who has made the biggest impact on your career so far, and why?

Memorable quotes in cast a way movie 2000 - Tom Hanks


What do you love the most and least about your job?

I don't have to work again, because I love my job I love to make people happy throw bartending.


What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?

In 2003 I decide to become a Flair Bartender after 3 years of working as a waiter, washing glasses, helping behind the bar with no future. everyone in that bar where I use to work starts laugh on me, my family didn't support me, my friends said you drop the bottles more than you catch it Ray, you can't do it, it's hard!!! Even my x-Girlfriend she didn't care when I bought the first flair practicing plastic bottles & shakers. I was extremely happy, no body share with me this moment, only me with my Bottles - I called them by names I called them my friends. Then I left my family, my friends, my girlfriend & I left my country to go find another place, I walked away chasing my dream from Bar to bar, from country to country learning, practicing, performing & working hard to be who I am right now, I kept breathing & I kept moving forward with my friends (my bottles stays with me until now) this was my greatest fail and this is what I learn Passion '˜º


What's the most difficult decision you've made in the last two years and how did you come to that decision?

I decide to stay live here in Egypt after the revolution, I cannot leave this country after she gave me a future, after she helped me, after she made me the most famous Bartender in here cities, after all this success just leave here like this, just leave Egypt easily. If she fail down I will be with her until she rise up again I believes on here, she is (um el donya) and who help me once I help him twice. I hope Egypt will get back soon on her feet inshallah '˜º


What are the top 5 things that they should have in order to be successful?

Integrity, hard work, Team work, be venture & never forget where you coming from.


What is your personal mission statement?

Great Cocktails, Best service & unique shows.


Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

I don't know I like to keep it secret '˜º.


Which super power would you like to have?

Fly.


Say you are dead '” what would your eulogy say about you?

Say I was a great person, kind & funny.